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Ottley Holmes

Location: SouthWest, PA US
Website: http://t.co/1Apjp9xs2P


Pastor Ottley W. Holmes, Jr., is a native New Yorker, born in Queens. He is the only child of Ottley, Sr., and Mildred Holmes (deceased). He grew up in the small town of Wyandanch on Long Island. He remained a New Yorker until he entered into the Army in 1968. There he became an aircraft mechanic servicing helicopters. After three years in the military, he returned to New York where he lived for another eight (8) years. Wanting changes in his life, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he went to work for Digital Equipment Company, a computer manufacturing corporation. He worked there for thirteen (13) years, his last position being in Production Management as Supervisor. During that time he met and married his wife, Wanda. Pastor Holmes received Christ during his membership at North Phoenix Baptist Church under the auspices of Pastor Richard Jackson. The Lord called Pastor Holmes into the ministry and he received his license to preach in August 1987 at South Mountain Baptist Church in Phoenix. He was ordained in February of 1989 at South Mountain, where he served until the Lord called him to the pastorate at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mesa, AZ in August 1997, where he just celebrated his 12th Anniversary. Pastor Holmes is a true instrument of God and avails his total self to the honor and glory of God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ. For two (2) terms he served as Moderator/President of the Valley Rim Southern Baptist Association and is currently the President of the Sunday School and Baptist Training Union for the General Mission Baptist State Convention of Arizona. He is also the Fourth Vice Moderator of the Zion Rest District Association. He also serves as the Recording Secretary of The National Baptist of America Educational Board.